Welcoming a new year

As 2009 comes to a close I look back and think of all that’s happened this year.  Lots of changes for me personally.  I have much to be thankful for, including: a job, a roof over my head, loving & caring family & friends, my health, and much, much more.

This year I learned a lot.  About life, about myself, about making changes and learning to live with the effects.   I also made a lot of new friends.

We welcomed a new member to our family (Caitlin).

Grandma Rie & Grandpa Dave welcome their 2nd grandaughter, Caitlin

Grandma Rie & Grandpa Dave welcome their 2nd granddaughter, Caitlin

And we said goodbye to another.

Missy-girl

Missy-girl

I welcomed a special little man into my life.

Duncan

Duncan

I saw baby sis go to her prom.

Bex, all ready for the prom

Bex, all ready for the prom

Celebrated Rie’s 50th with her.

Rie blows out the candles on her 50th bday cake

Rie blows out the candles on her 50th bday cake

I dressed up a dog in costume for the 1st time in my life

Bumble Duncan and Roc Lobster

Bumble Duncan and Roc Lobster

And saw Yoda kick off his 50th year.

Yoda @ his 50th bday party

Yoda @ his 50th bday party

I look forward to 2010 and whatever it will bring.  Certainly no experience is a bad experience, just as long as I’m sure to learn from them all.

J